Welcome Message

On behalf of the organising committee, it is my greatest pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural lung cancer symposium. This meeting is jointly organised by the Malaysian Thoracic Society, the Lung Cancer Network of Malaysia and endorsed by the Malaysian Oncology Society.

Great science begets great treatments. At the core of how we practice lies a solid foundation of research. However, it is also imperative to have our very own Malaysian data to inform the way we should adapt international guidelines to local practice as well as to measure the success of our therapies. To this extent, the main beneficiary of the proceed of this conference will be the Malaysian Lung Cancer Registry which was mooted in 2015 and has since accrued over 2300 patients in this database. To date, registry collaborators have published several papers including valuable data on never before reported immunotherapy treatment for NSCLC. I think you will agree with me that this is a tremendously important effort that needs to be nurtured and grown in years to come.

It is left for me to wish you a pleasant conference filled with good science and valuable networking. Your participation has made our event ever more meaningful.

Prof Dr Tho Lye Mun
Senior Consultant Oncologist
Beacon Hospital


Pre-congress & RYBREVANT® Launch Dinner Symposium

Date : 10 March 2023 (Fri)
Time : 18:00 – 21:30pm


Complementing Trial Results with Real World Practice: A Crossover from FLAURA to REIWA

Date : 11 March 2023 (Sat)
Time : 9:50 – 10:30am


Changing Landscape In Early Lung Cancer With Immunotherapy: What's New?

Date : 11 March 2023 (Sat)
Time : 12:00 – 1:00pm


Let’s tALK about the Evolving ALK+ve NSCLC Treatment Landscape: Who Will Claim the Crown?

Date : 11 March 2023 (Sat)
Time : 3:00 – 3:40pm


Extending Survival Outcomes for PD-L1 Negative Advanced NSCLC with ICI and Chemo

Date : 11 March 2023 (Sat)
Time : 5:10 – 6:10pm


Optimizing sequential treatment outcomes in EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC Patients

Date : 12 March 2023 (Sun)
Time : 9:50 – 10:30am


Treatment selection of newly diagnosed ALK+ NSCLC with baseline brain metastases

Date : 12 March 2023 (Sun)
Time : 12.00 – 1.00PM


Unmet need in KRAS G12C

Date : 12 March 2023 (Sun)
Time : 3.30 – 4.10PM

Organising Committee
Prof Pang Yong Kek

Organising Chairperson
Prof Tho Lye Mun

Organising Chairperson
Dr Tan Jiunn Liang

Committee Members
Dr Anand Sachithanandan
Dr Azza Omar
Prof How Soon Hin
Dr Muthukkumaran Thiagarajan
Prof Ernest Poh Mau Ern
Dr Tan Sin Nee


  On or before 15 Feb 2023 16 Feb to 8 March 2023 Onsite
Delegate RM 200 RM 400 RM 500

Abstract Submission

Delegates are encouraged to submit abstracts for poster display.


  • Text must be typed single-spaced, with only the left margin justified. Graphs, tables and illustrations cannot be included in the abstract.
  • Each abstract should not exceed 300 words (inclusive of the name of authors); and must be submitted in the template provided.
  • Title Case (all capital letter), Times New Roman font size 14, bold, Justify Alignment
  • Underline the name of the presenting author (Times New Roman font size 10, First Name, Surname)
  • Organise the Abstract under the following headlines – Introduction, Objectives, Methodology, Results and Conclusions.
  • The final selection will be the responsibility of the Scientific Committee.
  • Please provide complete information (correct email, full mailing address and contact number) in the submission form to enable us to process your submission.
  • Abstracts should be saved in Word document format (*.doc) and should not exceed 1mb in file size.
  • For abstract enquiries please email secretariatlungcancersympo@gmail.com

The closing date for receipt of abstracts is 11th February 2023 .

2 easy steps to submit your abstract

Upon successful submission, you will be assigned an Abstract Number. You should save this number for reference and communication purposes.
Lung Cancer Symposium
  • 11 - 12 March 2023
  • The Royale Chulan KL
  • 16 CPD Points will be awarded for this symposium
Organised by:
  • Malaysian Thoracic Society

  • Lung Cancer Network Malaysia
Endorsed by:
  • Malaysian Oncological Society